Blog Posts in 2014

  • Diabetes Education Classes Now Accepting Applicants for 2015

    Humboldt General Hospital's program aimed at helping people "live well" with diabetes is now accepting participants for one of nine class sessions in 2015. Humboldt General Hospital's Nutritional Services Department will kick off the New Year by offering its "Living Well with Diabetes" education program from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, and Tuesday, January ...

  • Hospital, Mine Partner to Help Provide Merry Christmas for Local Family

    The holidays are drawing to a close, but the memory of one donation will stay with several local groups for quite some time. It all began at this year's Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Winnemucca Host Lions Club, on November 28-30 at the Winnemucca Convention Center. That's where Humboldt General Hospital Employee Committee President Rick McComb spotted a beautiful Christmas tree. The ...

  • Moe, You'll Be Missed

    December 23, Humboldt General Hospital said goodbye to longtime trustee and board chairman Moe Hanzlik. Moe has faithfully served Humboldt General Hospital for the past 12 years as a hospital trustee; he has also served as a volunteer EMT since 1977. HGH EMS Rescue Chief Pat Songer presented Moe with his official EMS badge, no. 934, which will now be retired. Moe thanked his fellow trustees ...

  • Flu Season Has Arrived; Take Preventive Measures

    It's official: flu season has arrived in Humboldt County. Officials at Humboldt General Hospital confirmed this week that six patients there have tested positive for flu. In Washoe County, more than three dozen people are confirmed with the virus. "The message for us is that now is the time to act preventively," said HGH Infection Control Nurse Ginger Tanner. "The best ...

  • Thanks Santa, EMS

    Saturday, December 13, 2014, we hosted our first annual "Hot Cocoa with Santa" event and can we just say: Wow! Our community is so unbelievably awesome! Not only did we have a blast welcoming about 500 youngsters to the ambulance station, but so many of our families brought toys and food to help the needy. We were truly awestruck with the outpouring. We want to thank our great EMS crew ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue Donates Christmas to Domestic Violence Shelter

    Local ambulance crew members did their part recently to make sure area victims of domestic violence have a merry Christmas. Thursday, December 11, members of Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue arrived at Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services in an ambulance loaded with gifts that crew members had purchased. The group also included a variety of drawing and art kits that were donated by community ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue to Stuff Ambulance with Toys for Needy Children

    Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue is asking local residents to help stuff an ambulance full of toys. The "Stuff an Ambulance Toy Drive" officially kicked off Saturday, December 6, as crews asked Wal-Mart shoppers to add a new, unwrapped toy to their effort. The ambulance will continue to station at various locations around town until "the rig is absolutely stuffed to the roof ...

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Hurst Joins Humboldt General Hospital

    Jeremy Hurst said he feels like he's finally come home. The new family nurse practitioner at Humboldt General Hospital has seen his fair share of homes over the years, traversing from one end of the world to the other, first while his mother served in the military, and then while Hurst himself pinned the bars. But Monday, October 27, Hurst officially hung his shingle in the new medical office ...

  • Humboldt General, Humboldt Printers Join to Spread Christmas Cheer

    Two local entities have joined forces to ensure that every Humboldt County foster child has a merry Christmas. Humboldt Printers and Humboldt General Hospital are once again sponsoring the Abundant Tree Gift Giving Program in coordination with the State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services. This year, the two organizations hope to see a steady outpouring of support from the community in ...

  • HGH Employee Committee Invites Public to 'Save the Plants Day'

    This Saturday, the employees at Humboldt General Hospital will host a day-long plant adoption, and all local residents are invited to participate. "Save the Plants Day" is hosted by the Humboldt General Hospital Employee Committee in preparation for the hospital to begin construction of a new memory care unit early next year. Trees at the construction site were relocated to the new ...

  • HGH EMS Paramedic Takes Part in Intense Tactical Training

    Memorable. That's how Captain Monique Rose describes her experience at a tactical training course she attended earlier this fall. Among the highlights of the paramedic's experience was visiting an FBI training center, learning about emergency dental medicine and veterinary medicine for K-9 officers—and being exposed to tear gas. "It was a great experience," said Rose, ...

  • Turkey Trotters Invited to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness During Fun Run

    Local residents are invited to kick off Thanksgiving with a fun run while raising Alzheimer's awareness. The "Up & AATT 'Em" Alzheimer's Awareness Turkey Trot will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 27, at Lowry High School. The 3K/5K/8K race will send participants through area neighborhoods before they return to Jerry Tobin Field for a final victory lap. The event will ...

  • Donors Will Help 'Beef Up' Blood Supply During Drive

    Local residents are invited to “Beef Up the Blood Supply” by giving blood. The Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary along with United Blood Services in Reno will host its annual Community Blood Drive on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18-19, at the West Hall of the Winnemucca Convention Center. All donors will be treated to the usual juice and cookies as well as complimentary hamburger sliders, ...

  • Hours Change at HGH Walk-In Clinic

    Humboldt General Hospital's Walk-In Clinic has new hours. Beginning immediately, the clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The clinic is no longer open on Saturdays. The clinic is staffed by Dr. Robert Westling. The Walk-In Clinic is available for minor ailments such as cough/colds, flu, sore throat, ear infection, allergies, rashes, ...

  • HGH on Film

    We are always working on recruiting staff to Humboldt General Hospital. We have now added another important component to that process: recruiting physicians to the Nevada School of Medicine Rural Family Medicine Residency at HGH. So a few weeks ago, we worked with a film crew who is helping us put together some short takes for that program as well as for recruitment of overall physicians, ...

  • Recognizing SNF

    Congratulations to this great lady and her staff. Robin Gillis, Harmony Manor Skilled Nursing Facility Nurse Manager, was honored at the October meeting of the Humboldt County Hospital Board of Trustees for two quality achievements: one from our QIO Health Insight for excellent performance in Harmony's quality measures with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the other from ...

  • Great Work, EMS

    EMS Chief Pat Songer accepted a great recognition on behalf of HGH EMS Rescue during last week's meeting of the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees. The proclamation from the State of Nevada recognizes HGH EMS Rescue "for being a dedicated leader and national model in providing emergency medical care to rural residents in the northern Nevada region." Great job!

  • Diabetes Support Group Discussion to Focus on Disease Basics

    Humboldt General Hospital's Diabetes Support Group will discuss "Diabetes and How It Affects Our Bodies" next Wednesday. The group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, in the hospital's Sonoma conference room; Humboldt General Hospital Director of Nutrition and Dietary Services Tiffani Nalivka will lead the evening's discussion. Diabetics, ...

  • Movie "Alive Inside" Shows Connection Between Music, Memory

    Last July, filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett released a life-changing movie that shows the powerful connection between music and memory. Now, the movie that won the "Audience Award" at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival is coming to Winnemucca for three showings: Rossato-Bennett's theory was that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken the fading minds of those stricken ...

  • Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue to Present '2014 Refresher'

    Emergency services personnel from across the state are invited to Winnemucca to complete their continuing education requirements. Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services will offer its "2014 Annual EMS Refresher" from Friday, October 31, through Sunday, November 2, at Humboldt General Hospital. According to HGH EMS Rescue Education Coordinator David Ellis, this year's ...

  • HGH Ramps up Protection Protocols in Wake of Ebola Virus

    Awareness and preparedness have taken on greater meaning at Humboldt General Hospital as workers there prepare for the possible advent of the Ebola virus. All patients at the 118 E. Haskell Street facility are now being screened regarding any recent travel to West Africa. The questions are especially important since October 1 and the advent of flu season, said HGH Infection Control Nurse Ginger ...

  • Free Flu Shot Clinic Planned for Wednesday, October 29

    Local health officials are doing their part to make sure area residents are prepared for the upcoming flu season. A free walk-in flu shot clinic is planned for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, at the West Hall Winnemucca Convention Center. The flu clinic is sponsored by the office of the Humboldt County Community Health Nurse; Humboldt General Hospital is also lending its support to the ...

  • Great Kids, Great Employees

    October 1, Humboldt General Hospital Employee Committee President Rick McComb and Treasurer Louis Mendiola went to Lowry High School to meet with the Lowry Leadership Class and present them with a check for $200. The money will help Leadership in their efforts to raise funds for several individuals in the community who are battling cancer. The Leadership Class will host a tailgate barbecue on the ...

  • For Second Year, HGH Partners With FCC for Memorial Golf Tourney

    Humboldt General Hospital has once again partnered with a local nonprofit to help support a healthy local community. Friday, August 21, Humboldt General Hospital CEO/Administrator Jim Parrish presented the Frontier Community Coalition with a check for $1,000. The Frontier Community Coalition's mission is to prevent or reduce alcohol and substance abuse and other problem behaviors in the ...

  • HGH EMS Rescue Offering In-Home Flu Shots

    Everyone age 6 months and older should get a flu shot. But how about getting a flu shot in the comfort of your own home? Humboldt General Hospital Emergency Medical Services Rescue will be offering in-home flu shots to Humboldt County residents beginning Wednesday, October 1, until supplies are gone. Morning, afternoon and evening appointments are available. Cost is $25, payable by cash or check. ...

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